Taihu stone

Taihu stone (Chinese: 太湖石) or porous stone is a kind of limestone produced at the foot of Dongting Mountain (洞庭山) in Suzhou, which is close to Lake Tai. Due to long-term surging by water, this kind of stone features pores and holes.[1]

Guanyunfeng (冠云峰) in Lingering Garden

These stones are very popular in gardening, following the concepts of traditional daoism and juxtaposition, themes very popular in that style of decoration.

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  1. ^ 杨志坚 (2000). 太湖石. 火山地质与矿产. 3 (in Chinese): 226–233.